Walcott keen on Arsenal remain

The 26-year-old has been at Arsenal considering that 2006 and signed a three-and-a-half-year deal 18 months ago.

And he said just after their FA Cup final victory in May well that he believed the north London side could lay down a challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Quoted in Monday’s newspapers, Walcott mentioned of his contract circumstance: “My agent has talked for the club.

“I take pleasure in playing for this club, so I’m just letting them crack on with points and I’ll continue playing football.

“We’ll just play the waiting game and see what happens but I am sure it won’t be lengthy. This squad, for me, is among the most effective I’ve been involved in. I need to be a part of that.”

Asked no matter if he will be pleased in the event the talks carried on previous the get started of your upcoming campaign, he added: “Definitely. It is not in my believed method at all.

“You do not desire to dwell on it, you should play well and, if it happens, it occurs.

“I will not let that delay the way I’m going to become playing this season. I can not let that affect me, I choose to do effectively for this club.

“It’s my 1st pre-season for two years now, so I desire to operate challenging and get fit.

“It’s a really fascinating year for myself personally and I believe this group can go really far.”